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It's Science on Wheels: We bring the Museum to you!  We offer fun, inquiry-based programs for the students in your classroom, library, festival or youth center! All programs address objectives outlined in the Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations and include pre- and post-visit activities.

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Types of Outreach Programs:

Single Visit Workshops for PreK-8th grade

  • 50 and 90minute workshops for individual classrooms
  • Variety of topics designed for specific grade levels

New! Series Workshops for classes that wish for more in-depth science exploration

  • Meets all the requirements for Title-One Funding in Washtenaw County
  • Each program consists of a series of workshops ranging from  3 to 12 weeks led by a highly  qualified, Michigan teacher and an assistant
  • Each workshop includes a writing component and scientist journals for every student. Students will also receive a goody bag at the conclusion of the series. 

Family Nights (evening) for families

  • Interactive science and math activities geared towards the whole family, encouraging parental involvement in their children’s learning
  • Special Young Scientist Family Night for preschoolers!

Super Science and Math Days (daytime) for PreK-8th grade

  • Interactive activities during the school day
  • Science and math-based program for individual grades or the whole school

Try-This-At-Home (and Other Demos) Auditorium Programs

  • Auditorium-styled assembly programs for the whole school
  • Variety of themes available in accordance with grade levels Summer Science Festivals
  • Available all yearlong!  Infuse your event with fun, educational activities
  • Great addition to end of the year parties

Custom Programs

  • Want to see something else?  We can customize almost any program. You never know what’s possible until you ask!

To Register for an Outreach Program

  • Contact the Outreach Coordinator at 734.995.5439 (if you encounter a recorded message, please leave complete information and we will return your call — no reservation request left as a recorded message can be guaranteed)
  • In addition to program fees, a round-trip mileage fee will be charged. This rate varies, but is currently $0.60/mile. If different, we will let you know when booking!
  • Scholarships are available through the Discover Science Assistance Fund to those who qualify.
  • A 25% non-refundable deposit is required to hold your reservation
  • Final payment is due 30 days prior to your scheduled program
  • If a program is cancelled less than 4 weeks before the scheduled date, the Museum keeps the entire fee (this fee can be applied to a rescheduled date)
  • For more information please contact the Outreach Coordinator at 734.995.5439 or use our Contact Form to send an email.

Severe Weather Policy

In the event of severe weather, programs may be cancelled. The Museum will cancel a program if school is cancelled in the AAPS school system, the location of the event or in between. If you choose not to reschedule your make-up Outreach Program, payment will be refunded less a 25% registration fee, which may be applied to a future program. Rescheduling is the responsibility of the school and not the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum. 

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SUPER SCIENCE DAY Super Math Day

Outreach Super Science Day: Super Math Day

Math activities for elementary or middle school students.

A fantastic way to integrate our interactive science into your school day. We bring ten hands-on activities, you supply ten tables and ten volunteers. Each participating student visits 10 stations of hands-on experiments that challenge and intrigue. Discount coupons for a visit to the Museum for all students!

WORKSHOP The Universe

Outreach Workshop: The Universe

The program begins with an astronomy "orientation" that features lively demonstrations to illustrate the concepts that are important to understanding the study of the stars and ends inside our portable, inflatable planetarium known as StarLab.

Fees are determined by distance from the Museum:

WORKSHOP The Fossil Record

Outreach Workshop: The Fossil Record

We’ll take a look at actual fossils and find clues hidden within that will help us learn something about life millions of years ago. Students will get to invent their own prehistoric animals, follow along in the story of fossilization, and learn about our planet’s various biologic and geologic processes.

Fees are determined by distance from the Museum:

WORKSHOP Circuits

Outreach Workshop: Circuits

Introduces information on the principles of electricity and circuits. Test these principles by using interlocking components to build your own circuits.

Fees are determined by distance from the Museum:

  • Within 25 miles: $340
  • 26-50 miles: $370
  • 51+ miles: $370 + $.54 per mile
  • Each additional hour: $125

Register today!

WORKSHOP Human Body

Outreach Workshop: Human Body

Not a single machine ever designed can hold a candle up to the complexity and elegance of the human body. In this workshop, students will learn all about how this complex machine actually works.

Fees are determined by distance from the Museum:

  • Within 25 miles: $340
  • 26-50 miles: $370
  • 51+ miles: $370 + $.54 per mile
  • Each additional hour: $125

Register today!

WORKSHOP Crime Lab

Outreach Workshop: Crime Lab

Students are immersed in the intriguing world of forensics as they work together to solve a mock crime. Examine evidence, confirm (or refute) your suspicions and ask lots of questions.  Crime Lab workshops require that participants be approximately the same age and/or reading level.

Fees are determined by distance from the Museum:

WORKSHOP Egg Drop Soup

Outreach Workshop: Egg Drop Soup

The classic egg drop experiment! Students are given credits to purchase materials to protect their egg from damage in freefall. Concepts in this workshop range from gravity to economics.

Fees are determined by distance from the Museum:

  • Within 25 miles: $340
  • 26-50 miles: $370
  • 51+ miles: $370 + $.54 per mile
  • Each additional hour: $125

Register today!

WORKSHOP A Bug's Eye View

Outreach Workshop: Bug's Eye View

Experience the alien world of arthropods through this special, interactive workshop. Fun activities and lively demonstrations give students a first-hand look at insects, arachnids and more with plenty to touch!

Fees are determined by distance from the Museum:

  • Within 25 miles: $340
  • 26-50 miles: $370
  • 51+ miles: $370 + $.54 per mile
  • Each additional hour: $125

Register today!

WORKSHOP Chemistry

Outreach Workshop: Chemistry

Awaken the chemist in you. Students explore states of matter and what happens when you go between them. They’ll learn the difference between a physical and a chemical change.

Fees are determined by distance from the Museum:

  • Within 25 miles: $340
  • 26-50 miles: $370
  • 51+ miles: $370 + $.54 per mile
  • Each additional hour: $125

Register today!

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